• Ref: HT1120

    Financial Controller

    £ 450 - £ 550 per day London
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    The opportunity

    Job Opportunity: Financial Controller

    Length of Contract: 6 months

    Day Rate: Outside IR35 £450-550 p.d.

    Location: One day a week in London office




    Position Overview:

    As the Financial Controller, you'll be responsible for overseeing all financial accounting aspects of the company, playing a vital role in day-to-day finance operations. You'll need to demonstrate a strong technical acumen, an ability to navigate varying levels of responsibilities, and a knack for strategic planning. This role offers a blend of detailed transactional work and high-level strategic input, providing an exciting opportunity for growth and development.

    The role

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Streamline internal controls and finance processes to support company growth.
    • Prepare monthly management accounts, including revenue recognition and intercompany transactions.
    • Conduct monthly consolidation of group entities to produce consolidated financial statements.
    • Ensure accuracy and completion of monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
    • Manage payroll processes and oversee timely payments.
    • Coordinate invoice and accounts payable processes efficiently.
    • Prepare and analyze weekly cash flow forecasts, managing cash effectively.
    • Review and sign off quarterly VAT returns.
    • Lead the annual audit process in collaboration with auditors and internal teams.
    • Assist in the preparation of statutory accounts, ensuring compliance.
    • Contribute to the development of the finance team and mentor junior staff.
    • Support CFO and FP&A Manager in the forecast/budget process.
    • Administer Xero accounting system and online banking platform.
    • Continually review systems and processes to improve efficiency and automation.
    • Maintain and document appropriate accounting policies.


    The requirements

    Key Skills & Attributes:


    • ACA/ACCA qualification with first-time passes.
    • 2+ years of post-qualification experience.
    • Previous experience in SME environments.
    • Strong knowledge of UK GAAP and consolidation accounting.
    • Proficiency in Xero accounting system and advanced Excel skills.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.


    • Experience in professional services or fast-growing startups.
    • Integration experience in acquisitions or system harmonization.
    • Experience with multi-currency and multi-geography operations.
    • Previous involvement with Private Equity-backed businesses.

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